THE SUNDERLAND SITE - PAGE 117

SHIPS BUILT IN THE 1780s & 1790s

May I suggest that you navigate the site via the index on page 001.PRIOR PAGE / NEXT PAGE

Do you want to make a comment? A site guestbook is here. Test

Copyright?

Corrections in any of the material which follows, however tiny, would be most welcome. And additions, of course! - 23

To search for specific text on this page, just press 'CTRL + F' & then enter your search term.

VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1782, 1783, 1784, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799.

1782 (limited data so far often been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Amity (a snow, later a brig)

269
later
272
later
291

Unknown to webmaster

I have not researched the history of this vessel & most especially have not checked such editions of Lloyd's Register ('LR') over its 80 year lifetime as are available to the webmaster. A project for a rainy day! I note, however, that In LR of 1800, the 269 ton snow is listed as owned by T. Cooper for service from London to Hamburg, Germany. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 (image soon) lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by John Clay & Co., of South Shields. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as then registered at Shields & owned by E. Mounsey of Newcastle. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Wascoe of North Shields & C. Teasdale of Newcastle as the vessel's then owners. On an unstated date in Oct. 1862, per line 2846 here, the 291 ton brig foundered off the Galloper (E. of Felixstowe, Suffolk, & Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, I think), while trading 'coastwise'. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by Cuthbert Teasdale. Anything you can add?

2210

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1782? Do please advise me if you know.

1783 (limited data so far often been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Horn (a ship)

290
later
369
later
368

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel is listed thanks to a site visitor who kindly provided a newspaper article about her 1852 wreck. The vessel had a very long life - 69 years. The webmaster has not yet checked the Lloyd's Registers ('LR') for her many years  He has checked a few available LR years however. The vessel is listed in LRs of 1799/1800 thru 1804/05 owned by 'Blakey' for service from London to Greenland. From 1817/18 thru 1821/22, the vessel was owned by 'Thornton' for service from London to Dundee. The newspaper article refers to the vessel having spent 69 years in service in the Greenland whale fishery. While that reference seems to be incorrect, the vessel was, from 1829/30, listed as being owned by 'Dundee SC' & serving in the Dundee fishery. On Oct. 13, 1852, the ship left the whaling fleet at Greenland & on Nov. 5, 1852 was close to its home base of Dundee. The vessel with 50 men aboard was under the command of Captain David Sturrock. In darkness, during a heavy gale & heavy rain, the vessel stranded on rocks on the S. shore of St. Andrew's Bay, Fife, Scotland, S. of the Firth of Tay, specifically at Barbertness reef, 6 miles S. of St. Andrews. With daylight, a seaman named Anderson braved the jagged rocks & succeeded in swimming to shore with a line. Soon a hawser was rigged - stretched from the top of one of the ship's masts to a large rock ashore. 47 of those aboard made it to safety. The 48th person, the captain, did make it to shore also but was lucky to survive the experience. The rope used to pull the survivors along the hawser broke & the hawser with the captain attached was overwhelmed by the heavy seas. 2 crew members came to the captain's rescue, however, & he did reach the shore, his body severely lacerated by the sharp rocks over which he had been dragged. The final two aboard the ship succeeded in launching a boat, pulled away from the shore & were rescued by a schooner which took them to Boarhill Creek & to safety. So no lives lost  & the ship surely ended up a total wreck. You can read the 1852 newspaper article here. You can read another story about the loss of the Horn (here) at true page 228, with a significantly different version of events however, but with some good name detail incorporated above. That source states that the wreck was in Sep. 1848 which surely conflicts with The Morning Chronicle of London 1852 article.

 

2 Margaret & Ann (a snow or brig)

194
later
184
later
275
later
258
later
261

Unknown to webmaster

A vessel which had a very long life indeed - about 78 years! And many owners. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed (in years available to the webmaster) in 1800 & 1801, in 1803, in 1809, 1n 1813, 1815, from 1818 thru 1841/42, from 1843/44 thru 1849/50, from 1850/51 thru 1861/62. In 1800, 1801 & 1803, the 194 ton brig was owned by J. Happall, with T. Happall her captain, for service from London to Hamburg. In 1809, per LR, J. Heppall owned the brig, now of 184 tons, with T. Heppall her captain, for service from Newcastle to London. In 1813, 'Hoppell' owned the brig, now of 275 tons for service from London to Stockholm, Sweden, & in 1815 for service from London to Shields. In 1818, maybe thru 1821, Ridley & Co. owned the brig for service from Plymouth to Newcastle. I said 'maybe' because a LR listing headed 1820/21 lists 'Read' as the snow's owner for service from Shields to London. It would appear from 1822 thru 1848/49, the vessel was owned by 'Bell', initially T. Bell, also her captain, from 1823 Bell & Co., with T. R. Bell her captain thru 1833, from 1840/41 T. Bell of Seaton Sluice, soon of N. Shields or Shields. For service from Hull to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania) thru 1827, from Plymouth to Memel thru 1833, from Shields to London in the period of 1840/43, from Shields to Nova Scotia, Canada, in the period of 1843/46, from Shields to America in the period of 1846/49. An anomaly. The LR data of many years is fragmentary & from 1834 thru 1839/40 LR lists a 261 ton vessel of the name (no rig stated) registered at Newport, Wales, with R. Hart the captain. It does seem to relate to 'our' vessel. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists George Bell of Seaton Sluice as the vessel's then owner. From 1851/52 thru 1853/54, Cunningham of Newcastle owned the snow for service from Newcastle to London. In 1854/55 & 1855/56 'Stanifrd' of Newcastle owned the vessel for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. From 1856/57, LR lists M'rchbanks of Shields as the snow's owner for service generally ex Shields, but in 1857/58 for service ex Dundee, Scotland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Marchbank, L. Elliott, S. Fairbairn & J. Kidman, all of South Shields, as the vessel's then owners. which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean John Marchbank, Lancelot Elliot, Susannah Fairburn & James Kidman. On Nov. 3, 1861, per line 1426 here, the 268 ton snow stranded near Hamburg, Germany, while en route from Shields to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by John Marchbank. Anything you can add?

4987

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1783? Do please advise me if you know.

1784 (limited data so far often been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Walker (a snow) (exact year of build is not known - but about 1784)

273
later
253
(from
1860/61)

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel came to the attention of the webmaster via line 205 here, where Walker, a snow of 253 tons built in 1801, was lost off the coast of Holland on Jun. 3, 1860, while en route from Shields to Holland with a cargo of coal. None of the 9 man crew was lost, it would appear. The then owner was Thomas Motley. It is quite clear, however, that the vessel was not built in 1801 (first recorded as such in 1835/36). It first appears in Lloyd's Registers available to the webmaster in 1822/23, then owned by R. Wright. her captain, for service from Hull to St. Petersburg, Russia. The year of build is not stated rather how old the vessel was - 38 years. Wright owned the vessel thru 1833/34, then 48 years old, for service Hull to Wybg (?). In 1835/36, G. Hall of Newcastle, her captain (Hall & Co. in 1845/46), became her owner for service from Newcastle or Shields to London or America. In 1858/59 T. Motley of Shields became her owner for service of Shields to Hamburg or Holland. How astounding that a tiny wooden vessel, that probably carried coal for most of its life, lasted about 75 years!

2031

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1784? Do please advise me if you know.

1790 (data so far has been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1790? Do please advise me if you know.

1791 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1791? Do please advise me if you know.

1792 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1792? Do please advise me if you know.

1793 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1793? Do please advise me if you know.

1794 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Affiance

108

John & Philip Laing

 

 

2 Horta

162

John & Philip Laing

Captain Forster

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1794? Do please advise me if you know.

1795 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Betsey

154

John & Philip Laing

Caithness

 

2 Dove

78

John & Philip Laing

 

 

3 Princess Royal

169

John & Philip Laing

W. Wheatley

 

4 William (a ship)

 

A Monkwearmouth shore builder

Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that a ship of this name was registered at Plymouth from May 3, 1810 to Apl. 4, 1915. On Sep. 28, 1820 the vessel was stranded when leaving New London Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada - the cargo & materials were saved. Note

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1795? Do please advise me if you know.

1796 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Affinity

158

John & Philip Laing

J. Davie

 

2 Gemini

235

John & Philip Laing

James Swan

 

3 Hypomenes

118

John & Philip Laing

W. White

 

4 Neptune

282

John & Philip Laing

Peddie & Co.

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1796? Do please advise me if you know.

1797 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Alfred

140

John & Philip Laing

Matthew Robson

 

2 Dane

114

John & Philip Laing

 

 

3 Nowa

85

John & Philip Laing

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1797? Do please advise me if you know.

1798 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Sarah

109

John & Philip Laing

Scaling

 

2 Vertumnus

260

John & Philip Laing

J. Poditch

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1798? Do please advise me if you know.

1799 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Albion

334

John & Philip Laing

John Hough & Co.

 

2 Diana

147

John & Philip Laing

Wilson

 

3 Elizabeth (a square)

105
later
97

Possibly W. & E. Potts or G. Ratfield

The webmaster has checked Lloyd's Registers ('LR') of a handful of years in the early 1800s, & all of the years in the period of 1834 thru 1861/62 to find this vessel. One vessel that might 'fit' is listed in 1803 & 1805 but its identification is uncertain. What I can tell you is as follows. ON 2633 was registered at Sandwich, Kent, from 1848 thru 1860. On May 13, 1861, per line 1225 here, the 97 ton square was wrecked at Brantwik (where is it?) while en route from Danzic (now Gdańsk, Poland) to Sandwich with a cargo of timber. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Simon Nunn Bunton. Anything you can add?

2633

4 Leander

230

John & Philip Laing

Scaling & Laing

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

 

Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------

 

 

 

What were the official build numbers for 1799? Do please advise me if you know.

May I suggest that you navigate the site via the index on page 001.PRIOR PAGE / NEXT PAGE

1782, 1783, 1784, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799.

To Thomas M. M. Hemy Data Page 41. All of the other Thomas Hemy pages, including image pages, are accessible though the index on Thomas Hemy page 05.  [ ]

To the Special Pages Index.

A SITE SEARCH FACILITY
Search for
Get a Free Search Engine for Your Web Site

THE GUEST BOOK - GO HERE

E-MAIL THIS LINK

Enter recipient's e-mail: